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Thursday, September 27

 

Susann Ferris-Jones Art Exhibit Open House 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exeter Library, 330 Main Street South

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Cost: Free

Open house for art exhibit by local artist Susann Ferris- Jones. Light refreshments.

 

Friday, September 28


 

Celebrate Poetry!

Seaforth Library, 108 Main Street S.

Branch Hours: Friday – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Sunday – 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Cost: Free

Seaforth Library is celebrating poetry all weekend long. They will be doing black out poetry and you can add to a collective poetry wall. On Saturday, come and meet local writer Andy McGuire. Andy will be your guide and he’ll also do some readings and answer questions. His first poetry collection, Country Club, was published in 2015 by Coach House Books. Most recently he collaborated with visual artist Kim Dorland on the artist’s book Same Old Future. Andy lives in Huron County.

 


Celtic Blue Highlanders Ceilidh

Kingsbridge Centre

84675 Bluewater Hwy. RR#3 Goderich

Doors Open: 7:00 PM

Admission by Donation: Funds raised support Huron Residential Hospice

Goderich’s Celtic Blue Highlanders are joined by Anne Hamilton, Mike Crocker & Jannette Sears, Earl Salter and more for this fun for all ages community event.

 


Culture Days French Storytime

Goderich Library, 52 Montreal Street

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Cost: Free

French stories and songs. Ages 3 -12, adult accompaniment required.

 


Howick-Turnberry Fall Fair

Howick Community Centre,

45088 Harriston Rd, Gorrie

Cost: $5 on Friday & Saturday 

Join us at the 159th Howick-Turnberry Fall Fair. Where “We’ve Got a Good Thing Growing!”. Fun for the whole family. New events: Ax throwing, Escape Room, Children’s Tent. The weekend of the fair is a very exciting one, with many events and activities such as Howick Idol, bouncy castles, alpaca walking, tractor rides and many others.

 


Maitland Valley Camera Club Exhibit

Brussels Library, 402 Turnberry Street
Friday & Saturday 10:00 Am to 2:00 PM
Cost: Free
Come in and enjoy an exhibit of great photographs by members of the Maitland Valley Camera Club. Photo by Clara Blake.

355 Main St. S, Exeter – above Kalidoscope of Quilts

7:30 PM

Cost: Free

Get in the game at Nerd Nite featuring board games, card games, and tabletop games. Anyone and everyone is invited to pull up a chair and choose from our large in-house game collection or bring your favourites from home to share!

 


Open Studio

Goderich Library, 52 Montreal Street

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: Free

Bring your own materials and what you are working  on. Sharing ideas, demos, peer  feedback and support for every stage of your art. All artists  and art enthusiasts welcome!

 


Maitland Valley Camera Club Photography Exhibit

Brussels Library, 402 Turnberry Street

Branch Hours: Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Cost: Free

Come into the Brussels Library and enjoy the exhibit of great photos by the Maitland Valley Camera Club

 

Saturday, September 29


A Huron County Experience at The Livery

The Livery Theatre, 35 South Street, Goderich

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Cost: Free

Come enjoy this presentation at The Livery Theatre on their forthcoming production of Ten Lost Years.  Event includes a scene involving the Huron County experience of the Great Depression. Projection photographs, music, the scene, and a question and answer session with actors and the director, will be something you don’t want to miss.

Ten Lost Years, written by Jack Winter & Cedric Smith and directed by Duncan McGregor, brings to the Livery stage the struggles that our parents, grandparents and great grandparents had to endure through the challenging years of the Great Canadian Depression (1929-1939). The scenes in this play will at times make you want to cry, others will make you laugh out loud, and some will astonish you with the creative resilience and ingenuity of people existing in a human tragedy not of their own making. This is an uplifting adventure about suffering, bravery and moral triumph during the hardest of times. Ten Lost Years will be performed at The Livery Theatre on:  November 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 & 10 2018.

 


Bayfield Fall Photo Fest

Various Locations in Bayfield

Registration Required: Deadline for registration is Sept. 24. Follow link for registration details

Fees for workshops and events

Photo Tour Trekkers and the Photography Club of Bayfield would like to invite you to join us for the 6th Annual Bayfield Fall Foto Fest September 29th and 30th, 2018. This year’s theme is “Beyond Your Camera Settings”.

 


Bayfield Historic Walking Tour


Tour Begins at the Heritage Centre, 20 Main Street North, Bayfield

11:00 AM

Cost: Free but donations welcome 

Take a stroll along historic Main Street with Joy Yates, Archivist. Learn about the origins of Bayfield and early settlement. Test your knowledge with a local history quiz.  Rain or shine so if you need bring an umbrella.

 


Beyond The Photograph

Elizabeth’s Art Gallery, 54 Courthouse Square, Goderich

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: Free

Now that you have taken a great photo get a behind the scenes look at a variety of printing options available to make the most of enjoying your photo as a fine art piece. Learn about different printing techniques and the importance of archival inks when making a print to last generations.

 


Grand Opening of the Huron County Art Show and Sale

Huron County Museum, 110 North Street, Goderich

2:00 – 4:00 PM

Cost: Free – Donations welcome

Opening of the annual Huron County Art Show & Sale featuring artwork in a variety of media by local artists. Each year a guest judge selects 2 pieces to be purchased as part of the Huron County Art Bank. This year’s Award Winners will be announced at the Opening. Light refreshments served. Maggie Brennan will be leading a drumming circle at the museum at 3:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to participate, bring your own drum or use one of the ones provided.

 


 Harvest Fest

Library Park, 27 Albert Street, Clinton

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Cost: Free 

Lots to see and do. Face painting and balloon animals by Cookie the Clown, Caricature Artist, Clinton Library book sale, Thomas the Train play centre,  Penny Sale, Lions Club of Clinton food truck, and more!

 


Howick-Turnberry Fall Fair

Howick Community Centre,

45088 Harriston Rd, Gorrie

Cost: $5 on Friday & Saturday 

Join us at the 159th Howick-Turnberry Fall Fair. Where “We’ve Got a Good Thing Growing!”. Fun for the whole family. New events: Ax throwing, Escape Room, Children’s Tent. The weekend of the fair is a very exciting one, with many events and activities such as Howick Idol, bouncy castles, alpaca walking, tractor rides and many others.

 


Kamden Gillespie at Alice Munro Public Library

Alice Munro Public Library, 281 Edward Street, Wingham

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Cost: Free

Relax in the library and listen to live music by Wingham musician/songwriter Kamden Gillespie.

 

 


355 Main St. S, Exeter – above Kalidoscope of Quilts

Doors Open: 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM

Cost: Free

Live at the CC Lounge is brings you the best young musical talent to our community! Join as at the Cultural Collective Studio and Lounge for a truly unique musical experience – right in your backyard!

 

 


Maitland Trail Association El Camino 2018

Check in  on Saturday: 37252 Londesboro Road (County Rd 31), which is the Benmiller Community Hall

Registration required before September 21 

Fees for meals and hike – follow link for details 

This year’s 2-day, 49km hike along the entire Maitland Trail will take place over the weekend of September 29-30, 2018.  Volunteers will be available each morning to shuttle you to your starting point, and then throughout the day at check points where you can have a few minutes to relax and refuel. The Locavore Supper on Saturday evening will be a casual meal (optional) with delicious, hearty choices. A priority for us is to provide good quality food made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible.

 


Seaforth Harmony Kings 30th Anniversary Show

Seaforth Public School,  58 Chalk Street North, Seaforth  

7:00 PM

Cost: Adults $20, Children Under 12 Free 

2018 fall show “I’m a Train” theme. With special guests Yonge Guns, a premier a cappella quartet (pictured) and thatotherchoir from Goderich.

 


The Mystery of Framing

Elizabeth’s Art Gallery, 54 Courthouse  Square, Goderich

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ok, not really a mystery but there is a lot that goes into selecting the right frame. The possibilities are absolutely limitless so you want to be sure to make the right choice. Get a behind the scenes workshop look at how frames are made, how mats and glass are cut and how it all goes together to create the perfect stage for your treasure.

 

 


 

Sunday, September 30


 

Bayfield Fall Photo Fest

Various Locations in Bayfield

Registration Required: Deadline for registration is Sept. 24. Follow link for registration details

Fees for workshops and events

Photo Tour Trekkers and the Photography Club of Bayfield would like to invite you to join us for the 6th Annual Bayfield Fall Foto Fest September 29th and 30th, 2018. This year’s theme is “Beyond Your Camera Settings”.

 

 


Bayfield Historic Walking Tour


Tour Begins at the Heritage Centre, 20 Main Street North, Bayfield

2:00 PM

Cost: Free but donations welcome 

Take a stroll along historic Main Street with Joy Yates, Archivist. Learn about the origins of Bayfield and early settlement. Test your knowledge with a local history quiz. Rain or shine so if you need bring an umbrella.

 

 


Bayfield Volkfest

Clan Gregor Square, Bayfield

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost: Free

The 4th annual Bayfield Volkfest is both a gathering and showcase of vintage VW vans and beetles, and a folk festival, featuring a full day of live music on an outdoor stage, arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, local craft beer, and more. Family-friendly fun for all ages, rain or shine! Check us out on facebook & instagram @BayfieldVolkfest!”

 


Ciderfest

Van Egmond House Historic Site

80 Kippen Road, Egmondville

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission by Donation

A Day of Fun to support the Van Egmond Foundation. Apple cider, fritters, meat pies, and baking for sale. Craft and rug braiding demos and vendor booths. Performances by local musicians.

 


“Forgotten” Documentary Screening

Blyth Memorial Community Hall, 423 Queen Street

3:00 – 5:00 PM

Cost: $10

Forgotten (2015) is an award winning documentary that tells the story of over 100,000 British Home Children who came to Canada as indentured farm labour and domestics. This is the forgotten heritage of many Canadians, both of the children themselves and their descendants. Screening followed by refreshments and panel discussion with Huron County descendants of British Home Children.

 


Huron County’s Artistic Legacy

Alice Munro Public Library, 281 Edward Street, Wingham

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Cost: Free

Local historian David Yates will share a part of Huron County’s artistic legacy by profiling George Agnew Reid, a Wingham native and famous Canadian artist, who would help found the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO),  Charles “Trick” Currelly who established the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and William N. Cresswell who emigrated to Canada in 1848 and settled near Egmondville and is known for his early  Canadian landscapes, including what is believed to be the first depiction of Bayfield.   Image: “Mortgaging the Homestead” 1890 by George A. Reid, National Gallery of Canada.

 


Maitland Trail Association El Camino 2018

Check in  on Sunday: 2 Cove Road, which is pavilion #2 on the beach in Goderich

Registration required before September 21 

Fees for meals and hike – follow link for details 

This year’s 2-day, 49km hike along the entire Maitland Trail will take place over the weekend of September 29-30, 2018.  Volunteers will be available each morning to shuttle you to your starting point, and then throughout the day at check points where you can have a few minutes to relax and refuel.